Though this is my 100th blog post, I did not have any specific target when I started blogging about 6 years back. It is a good feeling to come this far. 100 blogs in nearly 6 years may seem achievable, but to maintain consistency for such a long time is what I can highlight as my one more achievement. My last milestone blog was more than a couple of years back on completing 3 years of blogging.

I would like to thank all the readers who have gone through my blog posts till now. It is one of the reasons for me to keep publishing my monthly blogs.

Lessons learnt

Now, blogging has become a habit for me. Blogging has taught me so much over the years. I advise everyone to start blogging because it will help us become better versions of ourselves. The following are some of the most important lessons learnt.

Consistency compounds

It is a known fact that consistency can have a profound effect in the long run. Some people start an activity and give up midway owing to multiple reasons like lack of motivation and other challenges. After completing the first year, I too contemplated discontinuing my blogging journey due to limited traffic and no financial gains. However, as I entered the second year, despite seeing no improvement in both the aspects, I decided to persist solely for the sake of enhancing my knowledge. To this day, the pursuit of knowledge remains my sole motivation for continuing my blogging. The consistency of showing up can lead to a snowball effect, where your skills and creativity compound over time.

Enjoy the process

Though I have put in focused effort on building a blogging site, the outcomes are not directly proportional to the effort. The point is that some blog posts may come out really good but the traffic to such blogs are not as expected. Hence expecting monetization too is not practical. Adopting a mindset of putting in your best efforts or enjoying the process rather than focusing on the result has kept me going.

Self-Promotion helps

Self-promotion is often seen as an uncomfortable topic, particularly in a professional setting for many. However, it is an essential skill to master if you want to succeed in your career. Being confident, being visible and being authentic are some important points to keep in mind when promoting self on the blogging journey too. Authenticity is key to building trust and credibility with your readers.

Continuous learning

Continuous learning is an ongoing journey of acquiring new knowledge and skills throughout one’s life, both personally and professionally. Blogging can be a tool to aid this process. Personally I feel that after taking up blogging seriously I have learnt a lot on various topics and the process is still going on.

Develops a structured thought process

A lot of work goes into preparing a blog for publication. First, a topic must be chosen, investigated, and understood. Once the topic has been understood, it must be outlined in a form that will appeal to the readers. After the structuring is complete, the understanding must be presented in a language that is both simple and interesting. The process of formatting the font size, ensuring adequate subheading distribution, trimming lengthy phrases, and so on must be completed before the final draft is ready.

Now that I’ve reached the 100th blog post milestone, I aim to continue blogging and score many more hundreds.

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